Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Baseball Update

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14U Trials: Team reports Tuesday
39 players arrived to Cary, N.C. to compete for 18 spots
CARY, N.C. - Tuesday marked a busy day for the 39 players who were selected last month to compete at the USA Baseball 14U Trials. The group arrived to Cary in various stages Tuesday, with players from each part of the country reporting to the team hotel.
The group of 39 will hold its first team meeting Tuesday night, and will hit the field at the National Training Complex Wednesday morning for its first workout. The trials team will hold its first Red vs. Blue game Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. ET. The club will play four games through Saturday before the final team of 18 is announced.

On Tuesday, each of the players arrived on separate flights, and picked up their room keys and uniforms before heading off to their respective rooms to relax before the night's meeting. They'll have an early wakeup call Wednesday morning before starting practice at 9 a.m. ET.

The 14U Trials consists of 22 players selected from the 2009 National Team Identification Series (NTIS) and 17 chosen after the 14U Championships, which were recently held in Fort Myers, Fla., and Glendale, Surprise and Peoria, Ariz.

Eighteen players will be selected to the 2010 USA Baseball 14U National Team, which will compete at the COPABE Pan Am 'A' 14U Championships in Managua, Nicaragua from July 23-Aug. 1. The team will be announced on after the completion of the 14U Trials.

The club will train at the National Training Complex July 18-20 prior to departing for Managua.

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